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John T "James" Wigington

 

The Montpelier News-Examiner 1944
 

OUR BOYS IN SERVICE

PRISON SHIP VICTIM

Mr. and Mrs. Omar Wiginton of Montpelier, Idaho, formerly of Lodge Pole Nebraska, received word that their son Pfc. John T Wigington, a prisoner of the Japanese since the fall of Corregidor, was killed October 24, 1944 when an American submarine sank a Jap ship transporting 1775 captives from the Philippines to Japan.

He had been a prisoner at Camp O'Donnell after surviving the "Death March".

 

 

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